As Rome Digs Its First New Metro Route in Decades, an Archaeologist Safeguards the City’s Buried Treasures

How to build a subway in the Eternal City

Photo: Keegan Houser

By Kate Morgan

The world beneath Rome’s cobblestones has a rhythm. Under a freshly raised canopy of steel beams nearly 30 feet below the hum of Vespas and buses, ­Rossella Rea, in a hard hat…

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